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  • Carlos Turcios

Fort Worth ISD Offers Sexually Explicit Books to Students

Updated: Jul 13, 2023


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Libs of Tik Tok and other Twitter pages have recently called out the Fort Worth Independent School District for offering adult-only pornographic books to students. In the Fort Worth ISD Library catalog for Leonard Middle School the pornography book “Wait, What?” is posted.

From Twitter user @marsnbyond

Credit: Twitter user @marsnbyond


Wait, What? covers topics ranging from sexual identity to gender identity and the human body. It also promotes gender fluidity rhetoric, demonstrated in the screenshot above.


Another book also presented in Fort Worth ISD schools, The Breakaways, is a story that involves a transgender character. Currently the book Breakaways is on several campuses in Fort Worth ISD as seen in the screenshot down below.


Spring Branch ISD banned the book in 2021 arguing that it contained sexual content that was not appropriate for students. ISDs nationwide and in Texas have banned books in school libraries due to sexual content that is inappropriate for students.


Credit: Twitter user @marsnbyond


Another controversial book also seen on the Fort Worth ISD site is Gender Queer. Although the site says 0 of 1 available Fort Worth ISD still has not removed it from the page.


From @libsoftiktok


From @libsoftiktok


Lastly, another book FWISD introduced to its shelves, Flamer, features a young boy who is catholic and gay. Below are screenshots of the book in school library databases and a page from the book.


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Fort Worth ISD has been embroiled in scandal after scandal. Earlier this year the ISD was forced to drop their Sex Ed curriculum for this school year due to backlash from the community since the "Healthsmart" curriculum contained gender fluidity rhetoric.


Republican-led states have passed laws prohibiting school libraries from offering adult-only books such as Gender Queer. Texas legislators recently passed House Bill 900 which will prohibit schools from buying books that are not age appropriate for students.





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